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. blame apple and overall technology having a tough day. down 13 points right now on the nasdaq at 2982. the s&p is holding with a gain of about five points. we'll have more on the markets in a moment. first, let's get to what's going on in washington. more republicans breaking ranks to join what we hope will be a bipartisan call for higher tax rates and entitlement cuts. eamon javers on capitol hill has the very latest details for us. eamon. >> reporter: hi, bill. that letter does call for the speaker to negotiate, including all options on the table. it is a bipartisan letter. we should be a little bit careful on this because the letter habit actually been sent yet, we're told by congressman mike simpson's office. he's the congressman circulating the letter. he's gathering signatures from other members of congress, as we speak. they expect to send this letter. i've talked to some conservative republicans today here on capitol hill who say their minds are not changed, and that's going to be the group that's most difficult for the speaker to negotiate. nonetheless, the fact there's such
, if we don't go over the cliff. what about technology? >> bill, i was speaking to an analyst. he says the fiscal cliff is at the forefront of investors' minds. that's why we're seeing short-term profit taking in tech. however, on the long term, there are strong secular trends that support attractive growth in technology. the famed tech internet analyst of the 1990s came out with her most recent updated industry trend report. i'm going to give you a couple of those stats. mobile traffic now makes up 13% of web traffic versus 4% back in 2010. overseas in markets like india, mobile internet traffic has surpassed desk top internet usage. the reason i bring those points up, there does seem to be a lot of internet for tech firms to capitalize on the growth we're seeing within the tech space. over the long term, there could be a big opportunity. >> jeff, is there a group you feel comfortable investing in right now whether we go over the cliff or not? >> i like the tower stocks. i think the computer is eventually going into your cell phone. you can think of the tower companies as real estate.
breath. but holding up. >> yes, so far. technology one of the few bright spots with apple rebounding after that huge decline we saw yesterday. its worst day in four years. it's got everybody on wall street scratching their heads trying to figure out what the problem is with apple. at any rate, here's where we stands right now. sort of a meandering day for the markets. some economic data out this morning. the market responding to that. then a sideways move after that. the nasdaq benefitting from the rebound in technology yesterday. up 11.5 points on the thatnasda. the s&p is also trading higher. there it is. up 2.5 points on the s&p. >> meanwhile, bullish sentiment at an eight-month high right now. equity allocation is still at the lowest level of the year according to the american association of individual investors survey that was out this weekend. stock in a wait-and-see mode. totally understandable until these fiscal issues are resolved. >> but don't just sit on your hands. there is money to be made if you can find the opportunities. let's find out where they are in today's "closi
,003 and change. the nasdaq continues lower. you can blame apple. technology suffering as a result today, down 12 points right now at 2977. the s&p is up 2.25 points at 1416. with less than an hour to go in the trading week, another week without a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. while today's positive jobs report did give markets a boost early on, it wasn't enough to get a significant rally going and to continue it on. so what's it going to take to get some conviction back in this market? >> that's in today's "closing bell" exchange. gentlemen, great to have you joining us here on "closing bell." i think bill pretty much cede it. what is it going to take to get conviction back in this market? i kind of know the answer, but i want to hear you guys say it. give it a crack, jim. >> clarity. i think some kind of clarity as to what tax rates are going to be in a mere 3 1/2 weeks. so that we can start is making some kind of plan. right now the market's on hold. we're all waiting. >> do we need just a plan, or does it have to be a good plan, jim? >> i think a good plan would obviously be a be
. technology a bright spot, thanks largely to a move in dell. >> that's right. a rare bright spot in tech today. dell shares outperforming goldman sachs, upgrading two notches from sell to buy, net cash levels provide an opportunity for leveraged buyout. take a look at research in motion. recently a lot of optimism on the street ahead of the blackberry 10 device launch early next year. today, though, canaccord downwriting it saying it doesn't show the shares. they have gained 45% over the past month. back to pu. >> seema, thank you very much. i'm thinking of brian bewith us today. he's bullish on equities all year long. he has a target price of 1425, about 15 points away, which would be a good couple of rellys fr rallies. he's even more bullish for next year. the target for the end of next year on the s&p, 1575. that would be a smooth 10% move. >> will the fiscal cliff derail market gains? how will the outcome change strategies for next year? he joins us right now. 2013 report ahead. sticking to your guns, no matter what. why? >> first of all, america. the greatest country on the planet, let's
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